Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 20, 2008

Nyawa Sudah Tidak Ada Nilainya Lagi

Clashes Escalate in South Africa

South Africa, home to 48 million people, has absorbed an estimated 3 million Zimbabweans seeking refuge from the collapsing economy in their homeland. At left, an immigrant severely injured in the violence awaited assistance in Ramaphosa.

Photo: Joao Silva

In the Ramaphosa Settlement Camp, a squatters colony on the outskirts of Johannesburg, dead bodies have become a common sight. By Monday, thousands of immigrants had fled their homes for the safety of police stations and community centers.

Photo: Joao Silva

Immigrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have also thrived as shopkeepers in South Africa. Amid soaring unemployment and fierce competition for housing, their success has fueled “rage at the bottom,” according to Marius Root, a researcher at the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Photo: Joao Silva

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